The forensic witness role and the effects of misinformation and suggestion

dc.contributor.advisorMurphy, Jonathanen
dc.contributor.authorHoward, Daraghen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-11T10:28:08Z
dc.date.available2017-01-11T10:28:08Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.description.abstractThe aim of the research presented here was to determine whether individuals in an experimental group who were called upon to fulfil the role of forensic witnesses were more likely to engage in crime recording behaviour than individuals in a control group who were not assigned to this role. A between-groups design was used to carry out the procedure. The independent variable was the application of suggestion and misinformation in the experimental group. The procedure used a combination of verbal and visual stimuli including Power Point Slides and a 15 second film clip. The participants were 46 part-time psychology students. There were 23 participants in each group. Statistical analysis showed that no significant difference in crime recording behaviour was observed between the experimental and control groups. Although there was no significant result, it was concluded that there was no compelling reason to abandon the main hypothesis. Further research directions were indicated. Author keywords: Forensic psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, misinformation effect, suggestionen
dc.identifier.citationHoward, D. (2016). The forensic witness role and the effects of misinformation and suggestion. Higher Diploma Final Year Project, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10788/3104
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.subjectPsychologyen
dc.titleThe forensic witness role and the effects of misinformation and suggestionen
dc.typeFinal Year Projecten
dc.type.degreelevelHigher Diplomaen
dc.type.degreenameHigher Diploma in Arts in Psychologyen
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